[Maeil Business Star Today Yang So-young]
Actress Han Ye-ri’s first Hollywood starring film, “Minari,” was officially invited to the Sundance Film Festival.
On the 4th (local time), the Sundance Institute announced on its official website that the movie “Minari”, starring Han Ye-ri, was officially invited to the competition section of the 36th Sundance Film Festival.
Competition category is divided into U.S. Dramatic Competition, World Cinema Dramatic Competition, U.S. Documentary Competition, and World Cinema Documentary Competition. The domestic film competition included 16 feature films that made new attempts in American independent films, and the only movie starring Korean actors is “Minari”.
‘Minari’ is a film about a Korean family who went to a farm in Arkansas pursuing the American Dream in the 1980s. Han Ye-ri, Stephen Yeon, Yoon Yeo-jung, Will Patton, Alan Kim and Noel Kate Cho appeared the film. Lee Issac Chung directed the film who nominated by the Cannes International Film Festival with his film “Munyurangabo,” and won the grand prize at the AFI Film Festival.
Production company Plan B, founded by actor Brad Pitt and hit the film ’12 Years of Slave’, ‘World War Z’ and ‘Okja’, is in charge of production and A24, which produced a sensational film, took the investment which produced ‘Moonlight’, ‘Florida Project’ and ‘Lady Bird’.
Expectations are growing for Han Ye-ri’s first star in Hollywood who has a wide spectrum of acting in various genres such as the movie ‘As One’, ‘Haemu’, ‘Love Guide for Dumpees’, ‘Worst Woman’, the Television drama ‘Six Flying Dragons’, ‘Hello, My Twenties’, and ‘Nokdu Flower’ Expectations are rising for Han Ye-ri’s first star in Hollywood.
The Sundance Film Festival, founded in 1985 by director and actor Robert Redford, is the world’s best independent film festival, focusing on independent films and documentaries around the world. The Sundance Film Festival, along with the Toronto International Film Festival (tiff) and the New York Film Festival (NYFF), is called North America’s 3rd International Film Festival. It will be held in Park City, Utah, USA from January 23 to February 2, 2020.
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